The Stress of Chess

    ...and its Infinite Finesse

    The Stress of Chess
    img
    Our Price: $34.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0113NIC

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: January 1, 2012
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 432 Pages

    Book Description

    Walter Browne is a living legend of chess. A hurricane of a player with a daredevil approach of the game, he was and is famous for ending up in hair-raising time-trouble.

    During the peak of his career, in the 1970's and 80's, Browne won the US championship six times as well as of countless national and international tournaments.His career in poker is almost as impressive: he is a regular competitor in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, and has pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars in poker wins.

    In this memoir Walter Browne recounts his formative years, how he befriended and played Bobby Fischer in New York City, how he travelled the world, made his name and lived his life. He annotates his best chess games from over four decades, great attacking games full of sacrifices and fireworks, in a clear style that is accessible for amateur players.

    Related Products

    • SHOPWORN - Learn Chess
      A Complete Course
      Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess

      A Complete Course
      Catalog Code: SWB0098EM

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price: $10.00


    • Forcing Chess Moves
      The Key to Better Calculation
      This rich book on chess tactics proposes a revolutionary method for finding winning moves. Charles Hertan has made an astonishing discovery: the failure to consider key moves is often due to human bias. Your brain tends to disregard many winning moves because they are counter-intuitive or look unnatural.
      img

      Forcing Chess Moves

      The Key to Better Calculation
      Catalog Code: B0085NIC
      Our Price: $28.95

    • Bird-Larsen Attack
      Bird-Larsen Attack
      img

      Bird-Larsen Attack

      Catalog Code: CB0048CD

      Regular Price: $9.95

      Special Price: $3.98


    • The Art of the Middle Game
      Translated by Harry Golombek. Superb guide to neglected area of chess. Two formidable grandmasters cover attacking the king, defense, importance of pawn structure, analysis, much more.
      img

      The Art of the Middle Game

      Catalog Code: B0009DV
      Our Price: $10.95

    • Chess Informant - ISSUE 18
      img

      Chess Informant - ISSUE 18

      Catalog Code: B0018INF
      Our Price: $17.95

    • The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit
      A new generation of Russian players has renovated this opening to make it a fully respectable member of the modern openings. This book provides complete coverage of this lively counter-attacking system, and shows how difficult it is for White to handle without careful preparation.
      img

      The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit

      Catalog Code: B0066BT
      Our Price: $9.95

    • The Grand Prix Attack
      Fighting the Sicillian With an Early f4
      The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s deadliest weapons against the Sicilian Defence. It continues to be highly popular with tournament chess players all over the world. While earlier publications mainly focused on tactics, this book the finally gives the GPA the coverage it deserves.
      img

      The Grand Prix Attack

      Fighting the Sicillian With an Early f4
      Catalog Code: B0129NIC
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 2
      The author of the book is the Grandmaster and honored Russian coach who headed the All-Russian chess school. At his lessons Alexander Panchenko, following the advice of world champions J.R.Capablanka and V.V.Smislov, placed the highest emphasis on endgame (without neglecting the other stages of a chess game, for sure). The result surpassed all expectations: dozens of grand masters and masters graduated from the school - Sergey Rublevsky, Alice Galliamova, Ruslan Scherbakov, Maxim Sorokin, Michael Ulibin, Svetlana Prudnikova, Tatiana Shumjakina and many others.
      img

      Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 2

      Catalog Code: B0048EU
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Grand Prix Attack
      When faced with the Sicilian Defense, you have to make the choice to either wade through a maze of variations in the main line or diverge early into a relatively lesser known system. The early advance of white's f-pawn fits this objective perfectly. White gains more space in the center and kingside with 2.f4, forming the basis for lasting pressure and often leading to violent attacks against the black kingside. After 1.e4 c5 2.f4, this variation fell out of fashion int he early 90's due to 2..d5. But take heart! Smith and Hall show that this variation still has some venom!
      img

      Grand Prix Attack

      Catalog Code: CB0026CD

      Regular Price: $4.95

      Special Price: $1.98


    • The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6
      Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality chess books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
      img

      The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6

      Catalog Code: B0039QT
      Our Price: $34.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb